My 2-year old daughter Molly has two major areas of interest: one is reading and the other is nature – birds, trees, and being outdoors. When the time came to ditch the crib and move to a “big girl bed,” I designed her new room with her interests in mind.
I wanted to design around books and nature. I was thinking of a cross between a garden and a library - with a girlie touch!
Modern & eclectic!
To capture Molly’s interest in reading, I had an idea for artwork on the walls. I took dozens of the paper book covers (they always fall off and are a nuisance, anyway) and laid them out on two 24x36” canvases, spray mounted them to adhere, and coated them 3 times with Mod Podge Gloss Finish.
The framed vintage board game on the wall is from my mother-in-law for Christmas, she got it at the Greenery Antique Shop in Hilton Head. In about 10 years, it will be over 100 years old and quite valuable. I thought it was an unexpected touch to the room that worked great!
For more about this project, I wrote about it on my blog: http://psastampcamp.blogspot.com/2012/02/mollys-new-room.html
I love mod podge. What brand and color is the blue on the walls?
Here you go Tasha! http://www.potterybarn.com/products/woodland-organic-duvet-cover-sham/?pkey=cpatterned-duvet-covers-shams
It’s so nice to see lots of books in here! I am sure little Molly’s gonna be a voracious reader when she grows up. I think the bedding’s interesting, too. Too bad you don’t have a close-up pic.
Gorgeous room! I totally admire how you played with colors and how each color worked really well with the others. Diggin’ that green night table!
cute canvases. Great idea!